Changes in the MIPS 2019 Proposed Rule: Improvement Activities Category
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CMS is proposing to remove the previous bonus points to align with the new Promoting Interoperability scoring requirements.
For the number of activities, clinicians will still need to reach a total of 40 points but will have six new Improvement Activities, five activities will be modified and one existing activity will be removed from the IA inventory. The number of activities for small practices or clinicians located in rural or HPSAs has not changed. They will continue to report on no more than two medium or one high-weighted activity to reach the highest score.
The comment period for the 2019 Proposed Rule closed in September. We expect the Final Rule on the proposals above to be released in November.
If you have additional questions about the 2019 Proposed Rule or questions about MIPS reporting, contact the Quality Reporting Engagement Group at firstname.lastname@example.org.